Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Commission for Communications Regulation
45. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when the enhanced powers for enforcement for the Commission for Communications Regulation as set out in the programme for Government will be granted; the timeframe for the passage of the legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37328/20]
ComReg currently has a suite of enforcement and sanction powers available to it in regulating the telecommunications sector. Transposition of the European Electronic Communications Code, a new European regulatory framework will include, inter alia, certain additional provisions relating to enforcement. Against the backdrop of the transposition of the Code, my Department, in collaboration with ComReg, is developing proposals to further strengthen ComReg's enforcement regime, as committed to in the Programme for Government, with a view to developing draft legislative proposals.